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Monday Morning Motivation – Passionate

(Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially)

Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement — along with a good cup of coffee! — to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


I tend to think with my head versus my heart.  And, while that is often a good thing, it also often keeps me from experiencing certain things in life.

Those that think with the heart have the gift of passion.  This gift of passion allows these individuals experience life with an incredible depth of feeling and caring related to ideas, to pursuits and to people.  This allows them to experience wonderful highs that remain hidden from those like me that solely focus on the rational/logical aspect of things.

Once I became aware of this gap in my way of thinking – or should I see feeling! – I began working hard on developing my passionate (heartful) side.  It has NOT been easy, but it has been incredibly rewarding.  That is because there are things in life that can only be experienced when we set the rational aside and embrace the passionate.

Through this experience, I have come to understand that life is not a continuum spanning from rational to passionate.   Rather, passion and rationale are unique, independent dimensions that can BOTH be embraced in your life.  And, as you develop BOTH of these dimensions, you have the opportunity to experience life more fully.

And that’s a good thing in my book!

That brings us to today’s question:

  • Are you passionate enough in your life?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.


(Note:  Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life.  My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.  For the next several months I’m going to be drawing from Zig Ziglar’s book “Over the Top”.  It’s a great source of inspiration and wisdom and I would be remiss if I didn’t give him credit up front for the motivation)


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At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.